Other colours of Mars

By: fiore

Oct 11 2012

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Category: Landscapes, Photography, Travels

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Aperture:f/11
Focal Length:18mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/500 sec
Camera:NIKON D3100
Parque Natural de Corralejo – The Dunes of Corralejo, Fuerteventura, September 2012

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Fuerteventura is not just a red island (see previous post). It actually has many shades of reds and whites, and golds…. and here is the example. The “Parque Natural de Corralejo” also known as the sand Dunes of Corralejo, is one of the most fascinating view of the entire island. The show that stands before your eyes is literally incredible: 10 km of white sand dunes along the coast, reaching 2 to 3 km inland on one side and “sinking” into the Atlantic Ocean on the other.

The sand was transported by the wind over the decades and originated over a hundred miles away, precisely in the Moroccan Sahara.

All along the coast there’s a scenic road that splits into two the dunes. This is the inland view with the white sand dunes and the sleeping volcanos in the background. I really liked the striking contrast between the dark asphalt of the road and the white of the sand.

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